Shadi Ghadirian

Born in 1974 | Tehran  Iran | B.A degree in Photography, Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Working for: Museum of Photography (Akskhaneh Shahr) | Photo Editor of Women In Iran Site ( | Manager of the first Iranian specialized photography site (

Solo Exhibitions

Aeroplastics  Contemporary, Beljium 2009 | FCG Duesseldorf, Germany

Co2 Gallery, Rom 2009 | Boudin Lebon Gallery, Paris 2009 | Los Angeles County Muesum of Art, California 2008 | Silk Rad, Tehran  2008 | Tasweer Gallery, India 2008 | B21 Gallery, Dubai  2007 | Photography Festival of Istanbul, Turkey   2007 | French Cultural Center, Damascus, Syria 2006 | Al mamal Foundation2, Jerusalem, Palestine 2006 | Villa Moda, Kuwait 2002 | Exhibition of Fnac, France 2001 |Golestan Gallery, Tehran 1999

Group Exhibitions :

Mall Gallery, Masques of Shahrzad, London 2009 | Group photo exhibition, Italian School, Tehran 2009 | 165 years of Iranian Photography, Du Quai Branly Museum, Paris 2009 | Routes, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, London 2009 |Guild Art Gallery, New york 2009 | Galerie Ernst Hilger, Austria 2009 | Arario Gallery New York 2009 | Word Into Art, DIFC, Dubai 2008 | Cramer Contemporary, Switzerland 2008 | Exprmntl  gallery , Toulouse, France 2008 | Noorderlicht photofestival, Netherlands 2007 | San Diego Convention Centre, California 2007 |

Silk Road, Tehran 2007 | Blessed are the Merciful, Feigen Contemporary, New York 2006 | Artspace Witzenhausen , Amsterdam 2006 | The Veiled Mirror, Contemporary Iranian Photography, De Santos Gallery, Houton, Texas, 2006 | Word into Art : Artists of the Modern Middle East, The British Museum, London, 2006 | Image of Middle East, dccd, Denmark

Ey Iran, Contemporary Iranian Photography, Gold Cost City Art Gallery, Australia 2006 | Representation and Use of the Body in Art, Galerie Helene Lamarque, Paris 2006 | Le Rectangle, Lyon, France 2006 | Selyemes Fenyek, Budapest  2006 | Inaugura en Tucumán, Mexico 2006 | How eastern look at western, CCCB, Barcelona 2005 | Rebel mind Gallery, Berlin 2005 | Foto Art Festival, Poland 2005 | Group Exhibition, After the revolution, Sansebastian, Spain 2005 | Aeroplastics Gallery, Belgium 2005 | N Gallery, Georgia 2005 | Galata Fotografhanesi, Istanbul 2005 | Boudin Lebon Gallery, Paris 2005 | Third Line Gallery, Dubai 2005 | San Jose Museum of Art, New York 2004 | The House of World Cultures, Berlin 2004 | Photo Biennale of Moscow, Russia 2004 | Parliament of Brussels

Photo Biennale of Luxemburg 2004 |  Chobi Mella 3, Bangladesh 2004


Harem Fantasies and the new Scheherzades, Spain and France

Sharjah International Biennial 6, Sharjah

Women in Orient - Women in Occident, Germany

Konstmuseum Gutenberg, Sweden

Ville De Bologna, France

Veil exhibition, The new Art Gallery,Walsall, Liverpool, Oxford,  England

Sorbonne University, Paris


Silk Road Gallery, Tehran

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran

Thssaloniki Museum of Photography (Glimpses Of Iran), Greece


A Space Gallery, Toronto

Barbican Art Center (Iranian Contemporary Art), London

Photospania Festival, Spain

Regards Persans, Espace Electra, Paris


Inheritance, Leiton House Museum, London

Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center Copenhagen, Denmark

Ballymena Arts Festival, Northern Ireland

The House of World Cultures, Berlin

The Iranian Women's Studies Foundation, Worth Ryder Gallery at University of California, Berkeley


Leighton House Museum, London


Sooreh International photo exhibition, Tehran

Barg Gallery, Tehran


Group Exhibition (About Children) Aria Gallery, Tehran

Tehran International Documentary Photo exhibition, Tehran


Public Collections

The British Museum, London

Musee des Arts Contemporains,  Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Mumok  (Museum Moderner Kunst Sitftung Ludwig), Vienna

Los Angeles County Muesum of Art, California

The Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian institution, Washington DC

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Museum of contemporary Art, Tehran

Satchi Gallery, London

Devi Art Foundation , India